Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #03 Report w/Original Photos

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Citizen science is a great way to involve children and adults in discovery and contribute to scientific research and conservation. Project FeederWatch through Cornell University is a great way to get involved in citizen science. You can learn more at the Project FeederWatch website.

I typically watch birds on Saturday and Sunday. This is my report for 24-25 November 2018.

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The 2018-2019 season goes through 5 April 2019.

Weather

Saturday, 24 November 2018

The morning started off sunny and progressively got cloudier during the day. The winds were light. Rain developed during the evening with 0.07 inches of precipitation.

High: 53 (F)
Low: 30 (F)

Winds from the Northeast
Average Wind Speed: 6 mph
Highest Gust: 29 mph

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Overnight snow brought about 0.5 inches of snow accumulation with 0.06 inches of precipitation. Strong winds with blowing snow during the day with overcast skies.

High: 38 (F)
Low: 21 (F)

Winds from the North
Average Wind Speed: 24 mph
Highest Gust: 50 mph

This is what the scene looked like in the morning.

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Original Video

The wind was blowing the bird feeders around too.

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Original Video

Squirrel

An animal, possibly a raccoon broke my bird feeder I was using for the peanuts. So I switched to a different style of bird feeder to hold the peanuts.

This squirrel got a big surprise when it climbed up the pole.




Nuts!!! Bird feeders full of peanuts but no way to access the peanuts for a squirrel.




But in the end it is alright. There are plenty of peanuts on the ground.










Bird Watching Notes

Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker had no trouble accessing and eating the peanuts.

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Original Video

The Downy Woodpecker also enjoyed some frozen peanuts on Sunday.

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Original Video

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Original Photo

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Range map for Downy Woodpeckers throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Downy Woodpecker at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Blue Jay

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Range map for Blue Jays throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Blue Jay at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Red-Winged Blackbird

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Range map for Red-Winged Blackbirds throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Red-Winged Blackbird at the "All About Birds" webpage.

House Finch

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Range map for House Finches throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the House Finch at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Mourning Dove

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Range map for Mourning Doves throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Mourning Dove at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Dark-eyed Junco

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Range map for Dark-eyed Juncos throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Dark-eyed Junco at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Cooper's Hawk

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Range map for Cooper's Hawks throughout North America.


Image Source

You can learn more about the Cooper's Hawk at the "All About Birds" webpage.

Bird Counts

My bird counts for the two-day period 24-25 November 2018.

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Interactions

No interactions observed.

Summary of Counts This Season

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Snapshot from Project FeederWatch Bird Count Summary

Signing Up for the 2018-2019 Season

Project FeederWatch is a great way to introduce children and adults to science and conservation through bird watching.

If you are interested in joining Project FeederWatch this season, you can learn more and sign-up at the Project FeederWatch website. During the 21 week season you will need to record your observations during two consecutive days each week.

Previous Project FeederWatch Post

Citizen Science: Project FeederWatch -- Count #02 Report w/Original Photos

Sources

All About Birds

Project FeederWatch -- Collecting Bird Counts for North American Continent

eBird -- Collecting Bird Counts from around the World

Crossley ID Guide -- For identifying the birds of North America

National Oceanic and Atmosheric Administration -- For weather data

The Weather Channel -- For weather data

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Photo/Video Editing

Video editing performed with Adobe Primiere Elements 2018. Affiliate link to Amazon.com provided for your convenience.

Equipment

ItemName
CameraCanon EOS 7D
LensCanon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
FiltersTiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter, Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
TripodManfrotto MT190XPRO3 3 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black)

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I loved those images and sepically that orignal video of that wind blowing and squirrel squinting. You got amazing skills buddy I suggest you that you can sell your pictures to online sites as those are seriously amazing.
keep flourishing!

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I have considered offering the pictures for sale on the commercial websites, but I must say that it is enough for me to post them on SteemIt and read the comments.
The images posted to SteemIt are not the high resolution images I have saved. If anyone wants those high resolution images, then I will sell those images.

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